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promote extremism. steve handelsman is at the united nation news in new york with more. steve? >> reporter: thanks, good evening from new york city. barack obama came to the u.n. primarily, of course, as president, but also as a candidate in a tough reelection fight. president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya, but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president. but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting, and demanded that muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who even when not directly resorting to violence use hatred of mercator west or israel as the central organizing prine iie of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad yesterday called for
'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> iranian president ahmadinejad addressed the united nations today, but u.s. diplomats were not there to hear him. they boycotted that speech, in part because this is yom kippur the holiest day on the jewish calendar. danielle lee has more on the address that came with a sign of protests. >> reporter: thousands of demonstrators stood outside the united nations in new york city, holding signs that read liberty and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's nuclear program, but accused the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: the threat by the zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: the comments prompted harsh words from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he headed to the u.s. for a speech of his own. they fear iran is building a nuclear weapon, and netanyahu has threatened military force. president obama pushed for a peaceful noregotiation. >> we had to make a statement today. the obama administration
:00. >>> prime minister benjamin n t netanyahu told the united nations time is running out to prevent iran from making nuclear weapons. he illustrated what he believes is the progress iran has made in the production of a nuclear weapon. he said iran will probably be finished with the second stage by this spring. after that, he said, tehran's nuclear program will move very quickly and be almost impossible to stop. he urged the u.s. and the rest of the world to set a clear linlin line. president obama said there is still time for diplomacy. >>> a lawsuit against jetblue airlines today. it stems from a pilot's rant last year. passengers feared for their lives when the captain started running through the cabin screaming about september 11th. he was charged with interference with a flight crew but ruled not guilty by reason of insanity. >>> doug's back with more about the unstable weather moving through our area. >> we've got severe storms out there, that will continue to rumble through. most of them still off to the west of the metro region. but getting closer by the minute. right now, one thing yo
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